With less than four percent market share, Microsoft Edge browser is clearly not as popular as other web browsers among PC users. The Edge browser has most of the features available in third-party web browsers but lacks the huge number of extensions available for its competitors.
Edge browser prompts you to save passwords by default. While managing saved passwords is not as easy as third-party web browsers, you can easily view and delete passwords saved in Edge browser.
As pointed out earlier, Edge asks you to save passwords with default settings. If it’s not prompting you to save passwords, you have likely configured the Edge browser to not to ask to save passwords.
If Edge is not saving passwords in Windows 10, follow the given below directions to make Edge browser save passwords in Windows 10.
Note that this method is for Edge browser on Windows 10 only. It cannot help you if you are using Microsoft Edge browser on iPhone or Android.
Turn on or off password saving in Chromium-Edge in Windows 10
If you are on legacy Edge, scroll down the page for directions.
Step 1: Type edge://settings/passwords in the address bar and press Enter key to open the Passwords page.
Step 2: Here, turn on the Offer to save passwords option to make Edge browser save passwords. Turn off the same if you don’t want Edge to offer you save passwords.
Make legacy Edge browser save passwords in Windows 10
Step 1: Start the Edge browser. Click the three dots icon (located top-right) and then click Settings to open the same.
Step 2: Scroll down and click View advanced settings button.
Step 3: Scroll down to see Privacy and services section. Here, turn on Offer to save passwords option to make Edge browser ask you to save passwords.
Remember that Edge browser doesn’t save passwords without your permission. It saves username and password only when you allow it to save them.
In Edge browser, open a website that requires you to enter your username and password to sign-in. Edge should now ask you to save username and password. Click Yes button to save your credentials.
Donna Hargrave says
Is it safe from hackers to have edge Dave user names and.passwords
All wrong! First of all, when you click “settings” then “advanced” there are no passwords options there. The options for passwords has it’s OWN ICON on the same level as “advanced.” It is the KEY icon on the left where you have the GEAR (general), PADLOCK (privacy & Security), KEY (Passwords & autofill), and SLIDERS (Advanced). When you click the KEY icon, the PASSWORDS menu appears with first option is an on/off switch for “Save Passwords” which I have set to ON. UNDER that is a button “MANAGE PASSWORDS” but all you can do from that is see the ones that ARE saved and delete them. There is only an option for each one “X” on the right to delete it. If you right click it, you get options for “OPEN SITE IN NEW TAB” or “REMOVE CREDENTIAL”. THAT’S IT. This is why Edge is only used by 4% of the world population and it’s been out for 5 years.
Todd Ehrenborg says
These instructions are WRONG and OUT OF DATE! There is no “Offer to save passwords” option. I wholeheartedly agree with James H. above. Why doesn’t MICROSOFT focus on making sure the SIMPLE commands are easy to find for the customer before going off making all the other complicated commands which are seldom used?!!! Good grief! What are you thinking!!!
James Hefner says
Settings in my version of Edge doesn’t show ‘offer to save’ button.
My Edge auto ‘save password is so random as to be worthless.
It has always amazed me how all these smart developers/programmers can’t figure out simple things in these programs. That is why there are so many 2nd, 3rd party apps and solutions and why I have an Android phone and not an iPhone.
It is as if these folks have lost the ability to think through complete solutions that anticipate what is needed to make an app usable and that end users can use without a degree in programming.
I have been involved with computing since the late 60s (Remington Real Time, Magnetic drum storage) and have seen a lot of brilliant innovation. Much of what Microsoft does is not well thought through.
Having said all this, where would we be without Microsoft.
Passwords are being saved when I ask. There’s a list of them also, handy.
I came here to see if I could now save a password I earlier said ‘don’t save’ to. Still not sure how to do that.
Offer to save passwords option not existing. You never know which password is saved which is not!!! Worthless garbage.
Edge saves passwords completely randomly , it’s rubbish
Tom Grogan says
Wrong!. Edge does not always save username and password. This is a MAJOR PROBLEM users are having and Microsoft is not addressing.